Tuesday, February 01, 2005

Aurora, Nueva Ecija governors deny illegal logging raps

Let's read some news:

Santiago identifies RP's 'big-time illegal loggers'. She identified our present Governor and our last 2: Bellaflor Angara-Castillo (2004-07), Ramoncita Ong (2001-04) and Edgardo Ong (1998-2001).Here's the Senator's Top 10 Illegal Loggers.

Aurora, Nueva Ecija governors deny illegal logging raps. AURORA Governor Bellaflor Angara-Castillo described the statement of Senator Miriam Defensor-Santiago linking her to illegal logging as "stupid" and "untrue." In a phone interview, Castillo said the Angara clan "has never been or will never be engaged in illegal logging." "What proof does (Santiago) have? Where did she get her information?" the governor asked, saying she wanted to get a copy of the senator's speech."No one in Aurora," she added, "will ever believe (Santiago's) claim."

This is an interestiong read:
This developer burns money and cuts trees. Perhaps the biggest of all his businesses is Green Circle, which has a special private land timber license (SPLTL) covering 28,000 hectares of land in Aurora and Quezon, an area much bigger than Quezon City and larger even than Batanes. It is the biggest privately owned property in what Roxas has called the country's "Wild, Wild East." Green Circle's timber area is spread out over the towns of Dingalan, Aurora and General Nakar, Quezon, and is one of only five timber license holders in Aurora.

All news are from inq7.net

20 comments:

Anonymous said...

Let's give the governor the benefit of the doubt, but she can not deny the fact that the Angara clan have been in power for decades now in the province of Aurora. In all those years, I guess it's just stupid not to know who's cutting down the trees on the other side of Sierra Mountain. Sen. Angara and the Governor can't just say that "No one in Aurora will ever believe Sen. Santiago's claim." You can call Sen. Santiago with different names, but I believe that the people of Aurora can tell who's telling the truth!

RQ

Anonymous said...

Akaw dami palang involved. May nabasa pa aku na Chua ang apelido na kumakana ng logging sa Dipaculao. Iyung si Romeo Roxas, anak ng tinapay laki pala ng ari-arian.
Gustu ku na tuluy ibenta iyung ganga-purangit kung lote at baka maunahan. Nag bebentahan pala ng lupain diyan sa atin ng wala tayung ka-alam-alam. Atesss..!

Anonymous said...

Alam ninyo bata palang ako naglalaging na ang mga politikong angkan ng mga iyan kaya alam lang iyang ng mga taga aurora....nagsimula sa meyor noong araw.....i think tama si miriam......

Anonymous said...

Akaw tama nga naman si Anonymous No. 1. Hindi sa sinasabi kong pinoprotektahan ng mga Angara ang mga loggers o payag sila sa logging sa Aurora, pero bilang politikong matagal na sa Aurora, at sabihin nilang simula ng pumasok sila sa pulitika ay pro-environment na sila, napaka iresponsable naman na ipangalandakan mo na hindo mo alam o kilala ang mga nagla-logging sa Aurora. Sabi pa nga ni sen. Angara ay ni hindi daw niya kilala ang mga binabanggit na loggers sa Aurora. Akaw ay kung pro-environment aku at may mga taung tumatabas ng bunduk sa Probinsiya ku, ay obligasyon ko sigurung malaman man lamang kung sinu sila. Aku nga ay kahit SK de naging pulitiko, kilala ku lang ang mga loggers sa atin, ay sila pa.

Para sa klahat ng namumuno: Sana isagawa nila ang mga sinasalita nilang pagiging maka-kalikasan at nasa posisyon naman sila. Yung hindi nila pag-aksyon ay malaking kasalanan na.

thakasussi said...

I just hope Sen. Miriam Defensor Santiago would further pursue the hot issue of logging all over the country, of all the many senators she is the only one who first talked about this problem openly while the other authorities are mum, while I also thought that perhaps she wanted to back up DENR Sec. Mike. Naming the governors and officials behind logging is daring and at this point it is merely allegation. Ordinary folks knew that both legal and illegal logging is happening in Aurora but of course they are afraid to talk.

Technically and geographically it is impossible for a government officials not to know that there is legal and illegal logging in 5 to 10 Barangays of a Municipality of Aurora. I was surprised to see Governor Bella Angara-Castillo denying the logging problems in Aurora when interviewed by media at the height of disaster last year.

At the ratio of 1- 10, I give Sen. Miriam 10.
Problem is politicking... Each of the involved officials can deny all the allegations.
In many decades the Philippine Forest have been abused, corrupted and reinforcement of forestry law was weak, it is about time that the Government Body start to act and construct reform of forestry.

Anonymous said...

Uh ariyooo...aydi kalinaw naman na isiping walang kinalaman ang mga kauupu nating opisyales sa mga anomalyang ito dahil MATAGAL NG KALBO ang mga bundok natin. Maliban na nga laang 'If they are presently involved to that kind of illegal business. Papa-anu mu sisisihin iyung 'matagal ng patay hala nga? Siguro sa ibang lugar may mga buhay pa then get them.
Alam din naman nating lahat kung sinu-sino nga ay. Kung bakit at mas malakas yata ang radar at paninisi duun sa isa. Malayu pa po ang botohan at magpaka-tutoo na po tayo. Ang kailangan natin ngay-un ay kung papaano mapapa-tigil at mabi-bigyan ng solusyon ang nakalbo na nating bundok.
Nakalbo na nga sige pa rin ang bigay ng permit for logging so natural, ka-kanain niyan sila pati iyung mga hindi dapat galawin. Tsaka akaw ay lekat ang pagka-bolero ng attorney anu? Biru mung, nag gagamas daw laang siya para ma-develop iyung area. Anu nga naman ang kinalaman ng area development sa logging? He!he!he! pasadung-pasado sa BAR at attorney nga.

Anonymous said...

Im glad that the government of the philippines is now starting to take actions on all of the illegal isssues happening in our country most particularly to that illigal logging issues. More power to the people involve in bringing down the guilty group of illegal loggers who made their fortune to the expense of others. To the Angara clan who claims their innocence, people of the province know better!!! The Ong family is just as guilty as the Angara family. And that is a fact. Even a small kid knows that... I think...

Anonymous said...

May kasalanan din ang taong bayan kung aku ang tatanungin mo. Dahil naging bingi-bulag at pipi ang karamihan sa atin. Nandiyan na nga iyan so papaano iyan? I'm glad too na after all nagising tayung lahat. I'm just sad that it took so many lives before we learned our mistakes.

Anonymous said...

Lahat lang iyan sila,kaya nga local officials ay.
Command responsibility dapat.Follow it to the hilt.
Kung ako ang official na lokal,it is my responsiblity na alamin kung me nagviviolate ba ng environment sa aking nasasakupan.Hindi mo plus points na ito ay alamin dahil yan ang pananagutan mo sa tao.ngayon,kung ang iyong rason ay hindi mo alam aba ay wala kang karapatang manungkulan sapagkat ikaw ay masasabing incompetent.bkit hindi mo ito alam???mabuti kung ito ay simpleng kasong krimen laang.kaso ito ay napakalawak na operasyon na imposibleng wala kang haka haka.Kung hindi mo ito alam,ay wala kang kwentang opisyal ! ! !

Anonymous said...

THAT'S THE WORST PART OF US. WE FILIPINOS ARE LIKE THAT WHEREIN IT IS ALREADY HAPPENING RIGTH AT YOUR VERY NOSE DI MU PA RIN NAAAMOY AT NAKIKITA. Command responsibily of course but where are you being a citizen? That is still every Filipinos highest duty. To speak out what you think is rigth. Ang maling nakikita ku ditu, for some they're taking advantages of the current issues. Halatang-halata na pamumulitika agad ang purpose.

Anonymous said...

madali lang iyan mga kababayan....sinong taga aurora ang may pinakamataas na katungkulan sa ating bansa....? sa haba ba ng kanilang panunungkulan bakit hindi ba nila alam ang nangyayari sa ating sariling bayan??????abay gising mga katoto....

Anonymous said...

ATESS... DI AKO PANIWALA DYAN SA MGA ANGARA.AY KUNG SI SEN. ANGARA HA, PINAGKANULO NIYA NA TAGA BALER SYA.O AY PAPANO PANG PROBLEMA NA YAN. BAKIT NGA SA TAGAL NYA DI NYA NAPAAYOS ANG BALER.PAPANOOOOHHH, ANG INUNA NYA AY ANG BAYAN NG ASAWA DAHIL MAS MALAKI ANG BOTO DON.O DI BAGA TAMA AKO?AY MGA ANGARA WLA AKONG KABILIB BILIB SA INYO.

thakasussi said...

Maybe that is the reason why he had lost in the previous election for Vice President, forgetting the place where he came from, and when he lost in the election he got amnesia.

Anonymous said...

Eto pa ang isang maling nakikita ku. Duun sa 'who
is responsible for watching illegal loggings, they've been arguing about it lately at kung anu-ano pa ang pinapa-sikut-sikot. One would put the blame to the local officials and then the other one would say it is the DENR responsibility to watch these illegal loggers. Ayun mga nag tuturuan sila sa kamara. KUNG TALAGANG CONCERN KA SA PAGPAPAIRAL NG mga batas tungkol sa mga anumalyang ito, then i can tell you it does not matter whether you're a governor or a DENR officer. It's everyones responsibilty.

Anonymous said...

Paano umiikut ito? Eto paka-balansehin ninyung mabuti.
From Governor Raul Lee of Sorsogon
He said that they can do only the task of fighting illegal logging only if they are deputized by Mike Defensor (DENR secretary).
They are 'HELPLESS and TOOTHLESS in moving against illegal loggers because they could be charged with acting in excess of their jurisdiction if they seize illegaly cut logs without being deputized. Diyableg laang itu oo.
Parehu na sila ni Roxas.

Anonymous said...

Nice argumment people. Haven't you guys notice that we are all unified in believing the people involve were and still are the people in power. In respect to the people in the lokal sector who should be monitoring all this, even if they know its happening, do we really think they can do something about it. No, because they're only there as puppets to the higher officials and when they are promised of something Big..., i'll bet my money they'll keep their mouth shut!!! And even if they wanted to have it resolve, it is still a no win win situation because the people in power knows the ins and outs of all these and they have their connections. It has been goin' on a long long long time and now let's just hope and pray that a change should come soon before another tragedy happens!!!!!!!!! Goodluck Balerians and Aurorians. Lets hope for a bright future of our BEAUTIFUL PROVINCE!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Last Monday, there was a news on GMA 7 (Unang Hirit and 24 Oras) about a bargeful of lumber that came from Aurora particularly Dilasag. Sen. Jamby Madrigal was on her "stop illegal logging mode" and demanded explanation for the lumbers. Sec. Defensor said that the logs have permit and were legal. Ang Gov. Castillo flatly said that the logs were not from Dilasag but from Isabela. They wer just transported to a compound in Dilasag and then hauled in a barge on the way to god knows where. How would she know?

With these statements from our officials, i wonder who are they relly protecting, their constituents or the logers?

FYI. This came from a very trusted source: The biggest private contributors to this year'a Aurora Day celebration are Atty. Romeo Roxas of Green Circle and jojo Ong of IDC. Maybe the government have no issue about it since these two were LEGAL. Ha ha ha!!!! We're doomed people!!

Anonymous said...

Huuuuhhhhh! Naghu-hugas bigas yan! It's too early to make comment. Just wait what's gonna happen on their case. Naka-front ang tao na iyan ay.

Anonymous said...

2005.3.15

Sinasabi ko na nga ta at wala laang mangyayari sa mga pakulo ng mga politiko diyan sa logging. Politicking laang ang nangyari...panay publicity. Tingnan ninyo ha, ipinagbawal ni Arroyo ang logging, nationwide daw. Ilang buwan laang tuloy na naman, aprubado ni Defensor at Arroyo! Si Santiago, tahimik na rin. Ni isa walang nakaso sa mga binanggit na mga loggers.
Gaya din laang iyan ng mga isinampang kaso sa Ombudsman, sa mga corte at mga pinag-usapan dati sa Congress, panay salita! Ni isa walang na preso. Maski na iyung mga notorius noong martial law. May nabalita na kayong na bilibid? Ako wala pa ni isa!
Iyong mga malalaking kaso dati, Marcos'million/billion dollar na nakupit sa RP ilan laang ang nakuha. Iyung COCOFED fiasco, nakuha ang pera kailan laang. Napakaraming taong kasabwat sa mga kasong iyna, ni isa walang nabilibid! Iyung mga kaso sa BIR, sa Customs, sa iba't ibang departments, pinagre-resign laang ang involved na tao, ni kinurakut na pera o ari-arian di kinukumpiska. May na bilibid na? Wala! Sabi nga nung Anticorrupt Czar dati sa Hongkong na siyang adviser (kuno) sa RP ngayon....mag preso kayo ng ilang malalaking isda para maging sample! Hanggang ngayon wala ni isa. Siguro pagputi ng uwak!

Anonymous said...

Si Romeo Roxas daw naman ngayon ang may atraso sa mga Pilipino veterans. May kinalaman din sa logging at Philippine veterans bank (PVB)per inquirer 2005.4.9